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I think we see Kerry give an exhibition of high fielding and kick passing Saturday evening below in the new Pairc Ui Chaoimh and beat Cork by a good 9/10 points. Clifford, Geaney and Donoghue is the best inside line in the game. Saturday will be the 6th munster in a row which is great achievement considering they have been in transition  decline mode since 2009.

Still snuck an All Ireland in that time

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:15:49 AM »
Why stop at splitting Dublin. In my opinion we should just have each club in Dublin enter the county championship seperately

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Laois
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:00:57 AM »
I'm actually a bit worried about whether discord might raise its head in the Dubs camp this year. Like any successful team there's been a great bond and togetherness between the team of the last few years. It had threatened to go pear shaped about 5 years ago when Philly and Diarmo had serious fisticuffs at training, but they sorted that out and it brought everyone closer.

This year we've had Connolly leaving. Now it's certainly not all to do with Gavin, but the fact they don't really get on hasn't helped. And Gavin certainly didnt go all out to try and get him back onboard.

There have been rumours circulating, totally unsubstantiated, of a few of the sub forwards not being happy with their opportunities, or lack thereof, and in particular of the stated policy of training impacting on teamsheet not being adhered to.

Dubs have had a lot of injuries in defence during the league, and actually down to the bare bones with Howard being relocated from wing forward to wing back leaving the back 6 as Fitz-Philly-Lowndes, Howard-McCarthy-Cooper with only Daly really left as an adequate replacement.

But now McCaffrey, O'Sullivan, Small and Davy Byrne are all going to be available, so who gets left out? Some big decisions coming up and there's going to be some disappointed experienced players.

Okay its definitely easier to keep everyone happy when you're winning, but its harder when you're telling experienced All Ireland winners who are still at the top of their game in their own heads, that they're only on the bench. Will be interesting to see how Gavin manages to keep the happy camp.

In summary, Dublin's primary weakness this year is the fact that they have too many good players.

We’ll happily take some of them off your hands

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:49:11 AM »
Sunday Game's only stat last night was that Roscommon only won 3 out of their 10 kickouts in the second half; What about the other 4 or 5?

Galway kicked 11 points in the 2nd half and had several other shots that went wide, Rossies must have had at least 14 kickouts.

Maybe they meant longer kick outs and the other ones were short kick outs

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:11:03 PM »
The best forwards in Connacht (from Roscommon) kicked some wides today

The Best forward in the country from Galway went missing until the game was won today!

I’d say he came alive when the game was there to be won

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:47:51 PM »
The best forwards in Connacht (from Roscommon) kicked some wides today

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:46:50 PM »
I must have missed the Connacht Final ::)
The disrespect.....

Did you catch the Connacht final this time?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: June 14, 2018, 11:24:33 PM »
Sorry for dragging up an old thread but as a certain bookmaker has offered odds of 5/4 on Dublin winning the next 10 Leinsters and that looks a generous price this subject is likely to stay bubbling under the surface. However splitting Dublin 2 won't work as it will simply be Dublin North and South dominating instead.
My solution is to split it in 4 along the local councils route, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, South Dublin and the City. I would then set Dublin up as a separate province and revive the Railway cup so the Dublin brand would continue.
There would now be 5 provincial championships which should be run on models similar to the Hurling round robins. There would still be a good chance one of the 4 Dublin teams would win the AI most years but it would at least give the rest of the country some hope.

I assume when these teams are knocked out they have the same right as any to go through the qualifiers? Sure then we just end up with four dub teams in ai semi finals

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GAA Discussion / Re: Diarmuid not going to Boston After all
« on: June 14, 2018, 11:22:40 PM »
He flew on a plane twice within a month? Quick! Somebody begrudge him!

Yawn. He is referring to the stories about the wedding and not the plane usage.

What was the story about the wedding anyway? Any credibility to it?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:05:55 PM »
What’s the story with Kerin? How long is he out for?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Limerick v Mayo, Gaelic Grounds. 9/6/18.
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:44:09 PM »
Good man mayoforsam. 4 dubs in your team. How are things in the Reservoir?

He asked for the best forwards in the country, Dublin have the best forwards- tends to happen if you’ve won three in a row
Connolly no longer one of Dublins best forwards. Out of favour and he knows this and has decided to fly off to America instead of sitting on the bench.

There’s a lot more to it than that and you know it, he’d walk into any team in the country. Arguably one of the most naturally gifted players to play the game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Limerick v Mayo, Gaelic Grounds. 9/6/18.
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:43:03 AM »
COC will continue to split opinion, for obvious reasons he's one of the least likeable players on the pitch. I've given him stick for his scores from play in AI semi's and finals but he had a better year last year scoring 0-7 from play in the 3 games against Kerry & Dublin.

It looks like his freetaking isn't as accurate as it was 3 years ago either and he's hardly the most dynamic forward but his record is very impressive.

If you were picking the best 5 or 6 forwards in the country would he be included?

That’s what I was getting at, and no he wouldn’t be for me.

Kilkenny O’Callaghan Connolly
Rock         Comer       Geaney

Those 6 for me. Special mention also McBrearty, McManus.

Kilkenny has never scored in an All Ireland final, despite playing in the same number as Cillian...

In all seriousness, I'd have Mannion in there somewhere.

That definitely true? He does play a different role to COC though and Dublin certainly aren't reliant on him for scores but its an oddity he's not scored in 5 finals including replays.

Keegan did have him in his pocket last year to be fair

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:31:59 AM »
Donegal and Kerry games last year Syferus? Are you noticing a trend? Dry days little wind he pushes up (wish he hadn't left us so exposed vs Kerry tbh). Days with the wind he retreats as the opposition can't score against the wind vs a blanket so he retreats and hopes to catch them on the break. Opposition usually mimics and you get these awful handpassing games. You can't maintain it Ulsterball though when every dry calm day in the last 3 seasons he's pushed up (Tipp, Ros, Donegal, Kerry, Sligo) and every poor or windy weather day has turned defensive (Mayo x3, Ros)

Your telling us  Kevin Walsh waits until an hour or two before a game to see what the weather is like before deciding what way to play? What do the players do in preparation for games the weeks before a game if the tactic is going to be decided by what wind is out

And if it starts raining mid game tactics are out the window altogether

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GAA Discussion / Re: Limerick v Mayo, Gaelic Grounds. 9/6/18.
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:08:07 PM »
Good man mayoforsam. 4 dubs in your team. How are things in the Reservoir?

He asked for the best forwards in the country, Dublin have the best forwards- tends to happen if you’ve won three in a row

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GAA Discussion / Re: Limerick v Mayo, Gaelic Grounds. 9/6/18.
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:49:03 PM »
COC will continue to split opinion, for obvious reasons he's one of the least likeable players on the pitch. I've given him stick for his scores from play in AI semi's and finals but he had a better year last year scoring 0-7 from play in the 3 games against Kerry & Dublin.

It looks like his freetaking isn't as accurate as it was 3 years ago either and he's hardly the most dynamic forward but his record is very impressive.

If you were picking the best 5 or 6 forwards in the country would he be included?

That’s what I was getting at, and no he wouldn’t be for me.

Kilkenny O’Callaghan Connolly
Rock         Comer       Geaney

Those 6 for me. Special mention also McBrearty, McManus.

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